manipulator

  • An articulated arm device that can support and move a payload both horizontally and vertically
  • The arms may be articulated in either the horizontal or the vertical plane.
  • A manipulator has a central axis around which the articulated arm assembly rotates. This rotation can be limited to less than 360 degrees or it can be continuous.
  • Articulated arm manipulators are generally freestanding mounted to the concrete floor, suspended overhead on fixed mounting structures, on a trolley platform and a pair of crane rails, or on a dual track bridge crane.
  • Manipulators are available with hydraulic, pneumatic, or electric drives.